Developing Asia's chances of successfully implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 will hinge on a key ingredient – accurate data.
ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff discusses the need for significant improvements in the quality of data, and why we should monitor SDG implementation by the data that is truly important, rather than the data that is available.
He notes that partnerships with knowledge institutions and strengthening of national statistical systems are crucial for countries to address this challenge.
This blog is related to the 2017 ADB Annual Meeting seminar From Goals to Action: Integrating the SDGs in National Planning. Follow the 2017 ADB Annual Meeting on Twitter @ADB_HQusing the hashtags #ADBYokohama and #ADB50.